Schools of Ophthalmology
Deaneries in England and Wales are looking at and implementing the development of a new management structure in the form of Schools of postgraduate medical training.
The Royal College of Ophthalmologists and the Lead Dean for Ophthalmology recommend that Ophthalmology is a single School.
The main purpose of a School is to:
- Advise the Deanery on all matters relating to postgraduate training in Ophthalmology
- Quality assurance of postgraduate training in Ophthalmology
- Work with the RCOphth – the Head of School is a joint appointment by the Deanery and the College
- Work with local commissioners and Service providers such as SHAs, PCTs, and Trusts
For smaller Deaneries the structure and personnel of a School may not be significantly different from the present Specialist Training Committee in Ophthalmology. For larger Deaneries there may be significant differences to the present structures